Rain is Gone, Heat is On
Last weeks rainy days are well and truly gone. The last 4 days in Phuket have been hot - not exactly clear blue skies, but certainly darn hot! The winds are almost non existent, so the heat "feels hotter". The AccuWeather website has even invented a special term for that : "Real Feel"
"The patented, exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature is an index that describes what the temperature really feels like. It's a unique composite of everything that affects how warm or cold a person feels, and measures the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation and elevation on the human body."
So today on the Accuweather Phuket Weather Page, it gives the maximum temperature as 32°C, but a Reel Feel of 44°C - in other words, it was hot in Phuket today!
Hot is great when you can get to the beach.. we spent a couple of hours at Paradise Beach on Sunday after watching a little dance show put on by our son's school at the Big C shopping center - lots of 3 year old kids doing dance routines, most of them looking a little bemused, a few crying and a few shaking their thang!
Today I went to the pool with our instructor and a couple of students starting their PADI Open Water Diver course. The pool is behind Kata Temple at a place called Kata Big Rock. It's used by a number of dive companies and there were about 15 divers in the pool today. Must have been nice to cool off what with that reel feel and all... We had a bit of lunch, they have an inexpensive restaurant - my sausage sandwich was 50 Baht.
Sports news: Well done to Tammy for reaching the Quarter Finals of Wimbledon - best even by a Thai tennis player. Andy Murray plays later today against Rafa Nadal. I won't curse him by wishing him luck, but it should be on the cable TV and should not be on too late..
Beer news: I just found out where to buy Beer Lao in a supermarket, and it's on my route home too! Beer Lao tastes very nice, so it might be time to bid goodbye to Chang.
And Finally: I just started a "Jamie's Phuket" page on Facebook. Anyone welcome to join, comment, add photos, talk about favourite places in Phuket.. hope to see you there! Let's see how many Phuket lovers there are out there.
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